Konami dances out rhythm game tunes

New tracks for DDR2 and Karaoke Revolution Party include "Brick House," "Endless Love," and songs from Fatboy Slim and Sean Paul.


Rhythm games, especially those that focus on dancing or singing, are only as good as the songs included in their soundtracks. Playing Dance Dance Revolution to songs such as Beethoven's "Fifth" or the "Cjaz Cjaz Polka" won't cut it. On the other hand, karaoke games rely on a deft combination of power ballads and kitschy '80s tunes.

Konami, purveyors of the Dance Dance Revolution and Karaoke Party series, have experience with the genre, so the company aims to keep its fans shucking, jiving, screaming, and crooning. Today at the company's press event, Konami released the upcoming track listings for Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 and Karaoke Revolution Party.

Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 will trot out on the PlayStation 2 this September, while Karaoke Revolution Party will be released on the PS2, Xbox, and GameCube this November. (The latter is currently in development by Harmonix Music Systems, the team behind Amplitude.)

Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 track list (partial)

Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) - Déjà Vu featuring Tasmin
As the Rush Comes (Gabriel & Dresden Sweeping Strings Radio Edit) - Motorcycle
Block Rockin' Beats - The Chemical Brothers
Boom Boom Dollar (K.O.G G3 Mix) - King Kong & D.Jungle Girls
Butterfly (Upswing Mix) - Smile.dk
Captain Jack (Grandale remix) - Captain Jack
Cartoon Heroes (Speedy Mix) - Barbie Young
Crazy in Love - wg feat. Indra J
Genie in A Bottle - nc ft. NRG Factory
Get Busy - Sean Paul
I Will Survive - Akira feat.Daline
In the Heat of the Night - E-Rotic
Irresisiblement - Wildside
La Copa de la Vida - Patrick Victorio
Look at Us (Daddy DJ Remix) - Sarina Paris
My My My - Armand Van Helden
Oops!...I Did It Again - Akira feat. Susan Z
Play That Funky Music - wg feat. Tony L
Pump Up The Volume - M.A.R.R.S.
Silence (Airscape Remix) - Delerium with Sarah McLachlan
Speed Over Beethoven - Rose
Spin Spin Sugar (Armand's Dark Garage Mix) - Sneaker Pimps
Wonderful Night (radio edit) - Fatboy Slim
You Gotta Move It (feat. Julie Rugaard) - Yuzo Koshiro

Karaoke Revolution Party

(I've Had) The Time of My Life
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
Ain't Too Proud To Beg
American Woman
Brick House
Call Me
Crazy in Love
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
Dust in the Wind
Endless Love
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
For You I Will
Greatest Love of All
Here I Go Again
I Don't Wanna Be
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
I Love Rock and Roll
I Will Always Love You
If You Could Only See
I'll Be
Material Girl
Me and Bobby McGee
Pieces of Me
Play That Funky Music
Start Me Up
Sweet Caroline
Take On Me
Takin' Care of Business
That's Amore
The Game of Love
Time After Time
Truth Is
Turn The Beat Around
Uptown Girl
Waiting For A Girl Like You
What I Like About You
Who Can It Be Now?
You're My Best Friend

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